Critically noted as “one of the most complete performers of the new generation”, NYC-based guitarist Giacomo Baldelli is focused on exploring works of the 20th century, but also on developing a new 21st century repertoire for guitar. Most recently, he has been interested in expanding the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar.
He is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, and has performed throughout Europe (Italy, Germany, France, England, Czech Republic, Poland), as well as the United States.
He has performed many solo recitals in concert seasons and venues such as Aperto Festival in Reggio Emilia, Bellagio Festival, “Cinque Giornate” Contemporary Music Festival in Milan (Italy), University of Leeds International Concert Series (UK), BUCNM Concert Series in Boston, Alia Musica Festival in Pittsburgh, Compositum Musicae Novae in Miami, Versipel New Music in New Orleans, National Sawdust and Spectrum in New York (USA).
From 2006 to 2013 he was a member of Icarus Ensemble, with whom he appeared frequently as a soloist. During that period they were featured in renowned festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Huddersfield, England), Biennale Musica (Venice, Italy), REC/APERTO (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Sincronie (Milan, Italy), and Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania).
His project NIDRA won the call for new projects at the Queens New Music Festival 2015 and was premiered at The Secret Theatre in New York City in May 2015. NIDRA is co-produced with the video artists OOOPStudio and was later presented at Biennale Musica 2018 in Venice (Italy).
Among the many masterclasses and artistic residences throughout the years, in 2016 he was invited to teach and perform in a research-led performance workshop dedicated to Fausto Romitelli, co-produced by Giorgio Cini Foundation and Orpheus Instituut (Venice, Italy).
In 2016/2017 he was also artist in residence at the Boston University Center for New Music.
Mr. Baldelli earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees (summa cum laude) at Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “A. Peri” in Reggio Emilia (Italy) where he studied with Claudio Piastra. He also completed additional studies with Vladimir Mikulka and Carlos Bonell.
His critically-acclaimed debut CD “Chitarra Italiana del XXI°Secolo” (Bottega Discantica- 2010) includes the first Italian recording of the masterpiece for electric guitar “Trash TV Trance” by Fausto Romitelli.
His latest album “Electric Creatures” was released on November 30th 2018.
Mr. Baldelli plays Augustine Strings.